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Pad

Pad

[pad]
Pad or PAD can be either a word, an abbreviation or a three letter acronym.

Pad

Protective gear

Electronics

  • In electronics manufacturing, a flat surface used to make electrical contact. A special case is bonding pads, to which components are soldered
  • In audio and RF electronics, an attenuator
  • Pressure pad, sensitive to pressure

Music

Computing

  • Word-processing programs such as Notepad and WordPad
  • Mousepad, a pad/mat used in computing for a mouse
  • Pad field, in networking, part of the ethernet frame that fills in the data field (if necessary) to ensure that it meets the minimum length (46 bytes)
  • The PAD control character in the C1 control code set
  • Packet Assembler/Disassembler, used to provide multiple terminal access to an X.25 network

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